Say hi to Paulo Avelino’s adorable chinito son, Ethan Akio.
It was in July 2010, Paulo has become a father when his ex-girlfriend LJ Reyes gave birth to their son, whose nickname is Aki. And even though Paulo and LJ’s relationship didn’t work out, the two artists agreed to still fulfill their roles as parents.
When it comes to their co-parenting, LJ said in media interviews that she and Paulo try to balance their situation by having a give and take agreement in spending quality time with Aki.
In September 2017, we can remember Paulo getting emotional when he faced the ‘golden mirror’ on Tonight With Boy Abunda. This was after Tito Boy asked him: “The man in the mirror, he’s a father, he’s an actor, he’s a boyfriend. Who is he first?” As Paulo looked at himself in the mirror, he answered the tough question saying: “I’ve always wanted to be a father first, but maraming komplikasyon, maraming misunderstandings… but I’ve always wanted to be a father first.”
However, Paulo already explained months before the TWBA episode that he really tries hard to make time for his son despite his very busy schedule. In an article on ABS-CBN News, Paulo was quoted as saying: “Basta ako, ito lang ang masasabi ko, mahal na mahal ko ang anak ko. At lagi akong available para sa anak ko."
Recently, we have again confirmed that Paulo’s father and son relationship with Aki is truly going well based on Paulo’s current girlfriend Jodi Tarasek’s statement on media interviews. She said that she already met Aki several times and even played video games with the boy. Jodi added that with Paulo’s help, she’s trying to somehow be like a second mother to Aki, supporting LJ’s primary role in the boy’s life.
See some of Paulo’s most treasured moments with his son in these snaps!
PHOTO CREDIT: @pauloavelino IG